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Title: Cytoskeleton disruption in chondrocytes from a rat osteoarthrosic (OA) -induced model: its potential role in OA pathogenesis
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Murcia : F. Hernández
ISSN: 0213-3911
Related subjects: CDU::6 - Ciencias aplicadas::61 - Medicina::616 - Patología. Medicina clínica. Oncología
Keywords: Osteoarthrosis
Abstract: Morphological and functional changes of chondrocytes are typical in OA cartilage. In this work, we have described noteworthy changes in intermediate filaments cytoskeleton evidenced by transmission electron microscopy. Alterations in the distribution as well as in the content of vimentin, actin, and tubulin have been described by specific fluorescence labelling of each cytoskeletal component and confocal analysis. Normal vs OA cartilages showed a reduction in the percentage of labelled chondrocytes of 37.1% for vimentin, 4.7% for actin, and 20.1% for tubulin. Statistical analysis of fluorescence intensities (mean % ± SEM) between normal and OA rat cartilage revealed a highly significant difference in vimentin, a significant difference in tubulin, and a non-significant difference in actin. Moreover, by western blot, altered electrophoretic patterns were observed mainly for vimentin and tubulin in OA cartilage in comparison with normal cartilage. These results allow us to suggest that substantial changes in vimentin and tubulin cytoskeleton of chondrocytes might be involved in OA pathogenesis
Primary author: Capín-Gutiérrez, N.
Talamás-Rohana, P.
González-Robles, A.
Lavalle-Montalvo, C.
Kourí, J.B.
Published in: Histology and histopathology
Document type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Number of pages / Extensions: 8
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Appears in Collections:Vol.19, nº 4 (2004)

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